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How to Tell Your Partner About Your Past Sexual Abuse

Relationships always start out on a high note. Your mutual attraction combined with your commonalities stirs up your feelings, while finding out about your differences and exploring the world together makes your relationship fresh and exciting. When your relationship starts to become more intimate, you may start to wonder when the right time is for you to open up to...[ read more ]

7 Tips for Getting Through a Breakup

No breakup is ever easy, but some breakups can make you feel like you’ve been sucker punched. And during those times, it can become sincerely difficult to see a way forward. Maybe your friends and family don’t seem to understand why you’re struggling so much, but you have every right to your feelings and your personal journey of mourning. (Because...[ read more ]

Stress Management Techniques for People of Color Dealing with Microaggressions

Most human beings don’t get through life without dealing with their fair share of stress. But some people seem to deal with more stress than others. For instance, according to a report by the American Psychological Association (APA), both low-income populations and racial minorities have a greater risk of developing mental and physical health issues as a result of stress....[ read more ]

When is the Right Time to Try Couple’s Counseling?

For better or worse. Those words seem easy to say at the time, but when worse gets really bad, many couples are ready to throw in the towel. That’s because they didn’t seek help in time and let things get out of hand. The Stigma of Counseling So what’s the stigma of relationship counseling. The stigma is that we often...[ read more ]

How To Cope With Negative Criticisms In Your Relationships

Are you tired of allowing negative criticisms to get you down in your relationships or marriage?  Are you tired of second-guessing yourself after hearing someone else's opinion?  I want to engage you on the subject of how and when to accept negative criticisms.  I want you to understand how to effectively manage criticisms, identify if criticisms are coming from the...[ read more ]

Why Go To Marriage Counseling?

Marriage counseling for fixing various problems in life A majority of couples today face difficulties in maintaining good relationships due to a host of problems ranging from communications issues to infidelity. As a result of these relationship difficulties, divorce rates are skyrocketing, which often leaves the lives of adults as well as children in shambles. In today's time, it seems...[ read more ]

What’s Driving Me To Clean?

Am I OCD? Have you ever noticed that you or your partner use cleaning as a mechanism to resolve stress or anxiety?  Have you been accused of being OCD in your relationship? Have you accused your spouse of being OCD in your relationship? Or, how long has OCD been a condition that has been tied into your name? Since the...[ read more ]

What Serial Killers And Narcissist Have In Common

    I have had tons of my clients come to me with concerns that they are either dating or married to a narcissist.  They often describe to me some of the typical behaviors that are often observed in the relationship or marriage with their narcissistic partners.  Some of these behaviors include gaslighting, crazy-making, and love bombing all used as...[ read more ]

Here’s How To Actually Have Couple Time After A Baby

If you ask other parents how to keep a relationship healthy after baby's arrival, you're likely to get a variety of responses. Some new parents find it easy to connect, while others feel a significant strain on their relationship. It's definitely a mixed bag. A baby can be a huge test of a relationship, and it takes a lot of...[ read more ]

Things That Piss Me Off!! “Awareness For How To Manage Your Anger”

Making statements such as "Yes, I'm pissed off!" may not be the most couth way to express your emotions, but the truth is that in relationships and marriages when we become angry and intense, anger management isn't the first thought or plan of action that comes to our minds.  When we are angry, we often do not choose the most...[ read more ]



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